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Columbia Gorge Loop (Day 2: Nick Eaton Ridge)

folded_gorge_mapThis is the second installment of the trail journal that I kept while backpacking alone in the Columbia River Gorge. I’d wanted to hike this particular loop for years, and the occasion of my 42nd birthday was the perfect excuse to head out alone. It was also a chance to find out how I fared alone on the trail, alone with my thoughts and the wild.

I started my day alone and in good spirits

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